Foundations of Project Management II

"The Foundations of Project Management workshops I've attended have given me new tools and reaffirmed techniques I've acquired through personal experience with respect to operating as part of a team. This experience supplemented my academic education in the physical sciences with knowledge and skills that can be applied in any team situation, whether it be in the lab or the boardroom. Without the funding that Mitacs receives, I would have not been able to attend these workshops for financial reasons."

- Jean Michel Lauzon, University of British Columbia, Postdoctoral Fellow

Foundations of Project Management II

*Pre-requisite required: Foundations of Project Management I

Format: Two-day workshop

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Workshop Objective

Gain in-depth knowledge of project planning and management with the goal of transferring these skills directly to the workplace. Experiment with the ideas presented in a group-learning environment.      

Learning Outcomes

You will:

  • Solidify concepts and learning from Level I
  • Broaden your grasp of project planning and implementation
  • Refine your knowledge of CPM applications
  • Effectively integrate estimation and budgeting into project plans
  • Learn planning methods to reduce risk and manage crises
  • Deepen your understanding of team dynamics and the importance of teams
  • Know how to meet project deadlines

Key Topic Areas

Implement the Project Plan

  • The project overview statement
  • Refine the use of CPM: cost and resource planning, resource constrained schedules
  • Estimating and budgeting
  • Resource scheduling
  • Project procedures
    • Practices manual
    • Responsibility charting
    • Document schedules
  • Monitor, measure and report
    • Time and cost reporting systems
    • Trend analysis
    • Project change control

Crisis Management

  • Bottlenecks and constraints
  • Positive management of a project crisis
  • Causes of conflict and resolutions
  • Alternative solutions
  • Post-project review

The Ideal Project Culture

  • Collaborative techniques for problem solving and decision making
  • Constructive criticism
  • Situational leadership
  • Group process skills
    • Conflict resolution
    • Management styles
    • Making effective use of different personalities

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